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Islam

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Bill Moyers and Huston Smith discuss misconceptions of Islam. Discovering Islam as an adult, Smith became enamored with Islamic conceptions of order, justice, mercy, and compassion. Through their trance-inducing dances, the mystics, the Sufis, bring God into the immediate moment.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Great Religions of the World

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Examines major belief systems (Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, and Taoism), their origins, and modern influences.
DVD
1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Faith and Belief: Five Major World Religions

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Presents a brief summary of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Designed to help students understand what is unique and what is common to each of these religions.
DVD
1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Islam

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"The Five Pillars of Islam -- belief in one God, praying five times a day, fasting, giving to charity, and going on pilgrimage -- guide all Muslims. But cultural and political influences have shaped the observance of the faith in various ways from country to country. This program explores the beliefs of four islamic leaders and scholars who communicate penetrating insights and observations on the contrasts and continuity within their religion."--Container.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Judaism

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"A shared heritage, a spiritual belief system, a set of rules for living -- these are all aspects of Judaism, but the order in which they are emphasized varies greatly within the faith. The program features opinions from four articulate and sometimes controversial adherents to the Jewish religion who share their views on differences and similarities within Judaism."--Container.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Christianity

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"Beliefs spelled out in the Apostle's Creed link Christians around the world -- but in practice, the faith has fractured. This program presents views from five insightful and widely differing believers who reveal their thoughts on conflict and harmony within Christianity" -- Container.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Long Search

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Describes the basic beliefs and practices of major world religions.
DVD
2001; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Wisdom of Faith

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Huston Smith relates his experiences with the world's greatest religions and attempts to show how all of these "wisdom traditions" share fundamental truths.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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On the Trails of World Religions

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Over the course of this illuminating seven-part series, the outspoken yet sincere Hans Kung--arguably the world's best-known living theologian exercises his talent for transforming the complex into the comprehensible as he presents an overview of the emergence and historical development of religion.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Inside Islam

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It is the second largest religion in the world. Its name is derived from the word for peace, yet to many Westerners, it is synonymous with violence and terror. Widely practiced and equally widely misunderstood, Islam is a religion that has been at the heart of human experience for well over a thousand years. In the world after September 11th, it is especially critical to understand the origins and practice of Islam, and its role in the world today. This balanced, objective introduction to the great faith traces its roots back to the Hebrew Bible and explains the main tenets of Islam, the Five Pillars that all Muslims must adhere to. Discover what the Qur'an has to say about war, violence and suicide, and see how these words have been co-opted by extremists.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Zeitgeist [electronic resource]: The Movie - the Greatest Story Ever Told

This program presents historical data relating to the astronomical and astrological origins of Judeo-Christian theology (which can be extended to Islam as well), along with the understanding that these respective stories, beliefs, and traditions are really an adaptation/extension of prior pagan beliefs.
Online
2008
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Secrets of Shangri-la [electronic resource]

Explore sacred Buddhist caves and uncover centuries-old manuscripts and stunning wall paintings that have remained undisturbed for years. We begin with breathtaking images of an enchanted world set in a remote and sacred landscape. Palaces emerge from ochre plains alive with yellow mustard and swaying wheat. Colorful monasteries stand against a backdrop of the highest mountains on Earth. This is the Kingdom of Mustang, a hidden corner of the Himalayas previously off-limits to outsiders. Hundreds of caves punctuate the sacred landscape and little is known about why they were carved out, how they have been used, and what lies inside the mysterious caves. For years, adventurers from all over the world have searched for the mythic paradise of Shangri-La and have found little - until now. [...]
Online
2009
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Mosque Crawlers [electronic resource]: Monitoring U.S. Muslims for NYPD

The White House helped fund a police surveillance effort of Muslims in the New York City area after 9/11, The Associated Press revealed in February 2012. The operation, part of a monitoring story that emerged last summer, triggered immediate criticism from civil rights groups. NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez speaks with the AP's Matt Apuzzo.
Online
2012
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Tibetan Buddhism [electronic resource]: Politics, Power, and the Birth of the Dalai Lama

Indian Buddhism transformed Tibet from a feudal society to an egalitarian culture that valued learning and religion-but not without a fierce and protracted struggle between vying monasteries. In this program, Dr. Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University; Michael Harris Goodman, biographer of the 14th Dalai Lama; and historian Dr. Shagdaryn Bira examine Tibetan Buddhism, the Lhasa/Shigatse power struggle and intervention by Genghis Khan, subsequent Tibetan alliances with Kublai and Altan Khan to contain Chinese political aspirations, and the institution of the Dalai Lama.
Online
1999
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The Dalai Lama and the Rituals of Reincarnation [electronic resource]

From supreme religious authority, to god-king, to Manchu pawn, to icon in exile, the role of the Dalai Lama has been in continual flux. In this program, Dr. Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University; the authors of The Last Dalai Lama and Tibetan Nation; His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso; and others investigate the intricate procedure of identifying a reincarnated Dalai Lama against the backdrop of Tibetan power politics and Chinese expansion, carrying the history of the Dalai Lama forward from the birth of Sonam Gyatso's successor to the life in exile of Tibet's 14th spiritual leader.
Online
1999
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama [electronic resource]: Message of Peace and Compassion-U.K. Visit

This film is part of a unique and groundbreaking series that brings the work of the Dalai Lama to a wider audience-illuminating for all those interested in Buddhism, inner peace, and the path to enlightenment. In this program, His Holiness the Dalai Lama travels throughout the U.K. in the spring of 2004, meeting with religious and political figures, including the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, and Liz Cameron, Lord Provost of Glasgow. He also receives an honorary fellowship from John Moores University in Liverpool and the Christmas Humphreys Memorial Award from the Buddhist Society in London. In addition he gives an audience to the U.K. Tibetan community and is regaled with both Tibetan and Celtic music [...]
Online
2011
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Jesus of Siberia [electronic resource]

In this episode, we venture into the Siberian wilderness to meet Jesus. Sergei Torop proclaimed himself to be "Vissarion," the son of God, in 1989. He now rules over a large swath of the Siberian mountains, commanding a flock of thousands. His followers are engineers, scientists, artists, and other intellectuals from all over Europe. They have chosen to join him in an agrarian-style community, living on strict vegan diets-and on prayer.
Online
2009
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Faith Healing [electronic resource]

In an ordinary building in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, something extraordinary is happening. Men and women begin dropping to the floor, writhing, and speaking in tongues. Christian believers all, they have come here in search of healing. Welcome to the headquarters of Global Awakening Ministries, where pastor Randy Clark claims that secular society and mainline churches have denied North Americans the power of the supernatural. Clark is part of a Christian Evangelical healing movement that urges followers to trust in God's power to cure disease and enact everyday miracles.
Online
2009
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Women in Islam [electronic resource]

Throughout the Islamic world, growing numbers of women are demanding education and equal opportunities-a stance that sometimes places them in conflict with their societies. In this episode, we look at the experiences of Muslim women in Turkey, where the traditional headscarf has become a symbol of the country's struggle between the forces of secularism and religion. In Israel, activists are fighting to stop honor killings in the country's Muslim communities. And in Toronto, a developer has created an entire Muslim suburb in an effort to merge traditional Islam with contemporary Canadian society.
Online
2009
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Religion and Conflict [electronic resource]

Religious and political conflicts have long been intertwined. In this episode, religious activists in Kosovo, Jordan, and the ancient city of Bethlehem are trying to bridge the divide between warring faiths-and to lay the foundation for peace.
Online
2009